Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s 2,300+ members include approximately 500 corporate members who represent more than 90% of the information systems vendors serving healthcare.

The term “HL7″ is often used to refer to one particular family of HL7 standards – the HL7 version 2.x messaging standard – which is the workhorse of electronic data exchange in the clinical domain and arguably the most widely implemented standard for healthcare in the world.

HL7 is the creator and owner of the CDA and C-CDA standards. Use of these standards (which are the focus of this CDA PRO web site) are subject to HL7’s IP Policy.

Additional Information
Refer to the article HL7 Resources, for links to pages on the HL7 web site that are especially relevant for MU2 C-CDA implementation work.

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